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Thanks to Richard for sending the above photograph of a Giant Redwood at Kingston Maurward Gardens. Richard says that this tree measures 8.28m in girth in 2008.
This was one of the Giant Sequoias that was on the list to visit during a holiday in Dorset during 2011. The visit revealed a truly magnificent tree, with a girth of 9 metres which puts it in the top ten girths measured by Redwood World (in 2011). It stands in a field with plenty of space, but with an interesting companion: Bad Hair Pavilion. This is a wooden structure designed by twelve second and third year students as a computer modelling and pavilion design exercise.

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
N50.71980
W2.40392
N50.71924
W2.4026
SY 71582 9120934.6m 9m Sep 2011
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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